International Disability Day of Mourning 2021

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March 1st has been designated the International Disability Day of Mourning. It is a day for the disability community to mourn the loss of disabled people who were murdered by their parents or caregivers, a heinous form of murder called filicide. Disabled people, especially people with developmental disabilities like autism, are significantly more likely to be the victims of violent crimes, and people who commit crimes against disabled people frequently receive lesser sentences than people who commit crimes against nondisabled people.

This is especially true in the case of disabled people murdered by their parents, who are often charged with the lowest possible crime such as “involuntary manslaughter” after they had intentionally shot, stabbed, or neglected their child to death, with judges and prosecutors often citing how they “understand” how difficult it must be to raise a disabled child, and so it’s understandable that under such intense stress a parent…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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